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Carlsbad RV Park and Campground was rated 7 out of 10 based on 182 user reviews. Phone: (575) 885-6333
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Carlsbad RV Park and Campground

Camp Information
Sites
140
Date of Stay
May 2014
Latest Rate
$40



Hookups
Electric
yes
50amp
yes
Water
yes
Sewer
yes
Wireless Internet
yes
Cable TV
yes
Accommodations
Pull-Thru Sites
yes
Big Rig Access
yes
Waterfront Access
no
Shade Trees
yes
Pool Access
yes
Pets Allowed
yes
Tents Allowed
yes
Family Friendly
yes
Latest Review Information
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[ 8 / 10 ]
May 2014
$40
This campground has just about anything you could want at a campground, but it is overpriced for just a one night stop. After being told on the phone that they would honor the Passport America price, when we got there we were told that they hadn't been accepting it for over two years now (even though we had stayed there 9 months ago under the PA discount), and they gave us only a 10% general discount. Check in took over half an hour, neither gentleman in the store was familiar with the procedure, and we were told they would bring us a receipt later on, as they didn't know how to produce one. Never got it. As I said, there is absolutely everything here, if you are going to be here long enough to use it. But for a quick overnight, while on the road, it was quite overpriced. I only rated it an 8 due to the check-in process and the fact that the spaces are very close together. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 5 / 10 ]
May 2014
$39
This is a bare bones RV campground. The staff was exceptional and the best part of the park. The sites barely have gravel and only a few trees throughout. You can see that they are trying to make some improvements as some of the sites have newly placed patios at the site. If you can use a "back in" site, you might have a little grass, and, as I said, some of sites have patios,but you are still pretty much in the dirt. Its hard to rate this place. Carlsbad is a dry dusty place it self. The campground is a very dry dusty place too, and I doubt that could ever change. There are a lot of oil field workers that also stay there full time, but.did not seem to create any issues. They were in regular RV trailers, too. It was close to Carlsbad Caverns, which was our reason for being there. Would I stay again? Maybe, as I don't think there are that many choices. But it was so difficult to keep anything clean. Price reflects Good Sam, and I think for the place, it was a bit pricey, but the park was pretty full. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
April 2014
$43
Carlsbad is a small desert town. Carlsbad RV Park is a little outside of town - toward the Caverns. It was perfect for us as we intended to visit Roswell 1 day (1.5 hours away) and the caverns another day. The park has no entertainment itself, but if you are in Carlsbad, you are here for a reason. Sites are large, hosts are friendly, and it was very quiet - even after the oil workers came in for the night. There is no grass to speak of so dogs cannot play well. We stayed 3 days and would do so again if we come back this way. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
March 2014
$35
We chose this park partly because of their reviews but mostly because of their location. They are situated approximately 16 miles to Carlsbad Caverns NP and a little farther (on the same road) to Guadalupe Mountains NP. It's hard to beat this location if you are sightseeing in this area. When you enter the park, you see some very small, cramped sites in the first two rows (occupied perhaps by long term guests?). But then as you drive to the back part of the park, the sites become much larger and are more spacious. We were pleasantly surprised. The office staff was pleasant and the park was clean and appeared to be well maintained. We don't travel with children so we don't look for swimming pools, miniature golf courses or McDonald's playgrounds. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
January 2014
$34
Great proximity to Carlsbad Caverns. Lots of oil rig workers stay here so men's shower could have been cleaner but overall good stay for 2 days for us. Little store in office sells basic food necessities which is handy. Pretty tidy spot. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
September 2013
$39
OK park for visit to Carlsbad Caverns. Slightly south of town and about 18 miles north of the national park. Gravel double-wide somewhat shaded sites with table just long enough for our 34 foot RV. Ask if your rig is larger. Indoor pool open but we didn't use. Very friendly and informative check in and small gift shop. Free Wi-Fi. Used to be PA but dropped. Used GS discount. Bit pricey for quality but would stay again. Not much option in area. Good clean bathroom and showers with nice sized handicap shower area. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 4 / 10 ]
September 2013
$37
Front office was excellent with much info passed out. All the amenities of this once KOA are here and seem to work well. What is UNFORGIVABLE is the condition of the "dog run". It is a fenced in area infested with ants and more grass burrs than can be found in the next 10 counties. I would've rated this park a little higher otherwise. If you have dogs and stay here, DO NOT use the dog run! We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
August 2013
$37
Good level park. No cable, but loaned a DVD at no charge. Clean pool. Park is currently very crowded due to local oil boom. Could not get Wi-Fi up and working. Good park if going to Carlsbad but a 30 mile round trip if you want to see the bats leave cave at dusk. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 4 / 10 ]
July 2013
$37
I tried to post this review earlier and was not able to due to the slow internet connection at this park. Looks like you have a great connection, but there is no bandwidth. That's just the WiFi - the park itself is a dump. You are greeted by a row of old beat up trailers crammed shoulder to shoulder as you round the office after signing in. That started it off bad. The roads are dusty and tight corners are everywhere. Sure, you have good 50 amp and good cable, but ambiance? Nope. Lots of perms, which is fine, but these were up front and messy. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
June 2013
$31
We arrived without a reservation, but they got us in anyway. This was the perfect spot for our visit to Carlsbad Caverns and the Guadalupe Mountains National Parks. The park is a little tight but manageable; we are 65' total length. They have two dog walking areas where your dog can run some. The park is easy in/out next to US 62/180. The people in the office were very friendly and helpful. The sites are level gravel with shade trees that didn't interfere with satellite reception. We didn't partake of any of the facilities but they do have a nice pool there. On our next visit to Carlsbad we will stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
June 2013
$38
Clean park, and friendly helpful staff. The area for dogs to run was dirt/rock, with poor fencing and torn green material hanging all around. Did not use that feature. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
June 2013
$35
Would not take passport but did not find out until we phoned in and were coming in....booked with Passport. Attitude was ...you can try elsewhere. Got there given a tent site though it was a last minute change for us. Electric and water...no sewer.. no Internet available...showers one had no head , one had no faucet door did not lock. Front and maintenance staff nice but next time will book somewhere else. 30 miles from Caverns We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 1 / 10 ]
May 2013
$37
Like previous reviews from others, this park is a dusty mess. You are parking on crushed/powdered gravel. Sites are very tight. We spent zero time outside due to dust from cars driving through the park. I recommend boondocking at Walmart for free. At least when you walk out of your motorhome you don't get grit in your teeth. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
April 2013
$42
I’d love to rate this park higher because the staff on check in were exceptionally helpful and friendly. There are also amenities here, as other reviewers have pointed out. But it’s basically a gravel parking lot and way overpriced, albeit within reasonable driving distance to the Caverns which is primarily what you are paying for. The gravel on the roads was so thick in a couple places that we thought we would have to use 4 wheel drive to get through it. In the area where there were trees, the spaces were very close. We had a premium treeless site which was easy to back into, level, and more spacious. We had very little problem with burrs in either of the two dog areas. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
March 2013
$44
We stayed here for two nights because it was Easter weekend and many of the other parks in the area don’t take reservations. The rate is $44, but they do offer Passport America (1 night only) and Good Sam discounts. Right on the main drag with gas stations and restaurants and it is about 22 miles to the Caverns from here. Check-in was fast, informative and very friendly. Now the campground it has many things – laundry, cable, clubhouse with game tables, full hookups, horseshoes, pet area, playground, indoor pool, showers, store and Wi-Fi. The sites are on gravel and right next to each other. The bathhouse (needs updating) and laundry are right next to the office so it is a walk from some of the sites. This was the most expensive campground we have stayed at in the last two months so I think the rates are high. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 5 / 10 ]
January 2013
$33
My biggest problem with this park was the hard rocky grounds. They still haven't paved or smoothed the sites. The dog could hardly walk through the big and rough rocky sites and streets. There was a "dog park" area but the sticker burrs kept getting in the paws. The bath house was clean but badly in need of repairs and rehabbing. Not one of my favorite places. Note: there are so many full-timers there, who apparently go to work early, that I was awakened by loud pickup trucks leaving the campground starting at 3:30 a.m. and going until about 7:30 a.m. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
December 2012
$42
We stayed here a week while traveling to Tucson. Check-in was fast and friendly and the entrance was easy to get into with plenty of parking. The sign at the park entrance is very small. The roads are dirt and everything is dusty. The lot sites are a little small unless you upgrade but all are level and some have shade. The Wi-Fi is a joke and don't even bother talking to the office about it, they will tell you it's a problem with your computer. Hookups are properly placed. They have a nice indoor heated pool and a game room. Dog rules are not enforced and we saw owners letting their dogs run free. The park is clean and well kept and quiet. Shopping is within a couple of miles. The park is nice, but not worth the cost. We might stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 5 / 10 ]
November 2012
$41
There are a few shaded areas, but only for small RVs or 5th wheels. 50 amp sites are nice and roomy with good water pressure. Hard to justify the daily rate of $41.50 plus tax though, since there are no paved roads (very dusty), lots of sticker burrs, and a few barking dogs running loose at night. The Wi-Fi there does not work in any of the areas, believe me, I tried them all. After asking the ownership about it, they said the Wi-Fi is not included in the rate. Our Verizon MIFI was intermittent. There is a small indoor swimming pool and arcade, but beware of losing your quarters in the machines. We would stay there again, only because there isn't much choice around Carlsbad, NM, since the one in town (Pecos River RV Park) is booked most of the time and the KOA is too far out of town and charges $47/night. We stayed there in a motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
November 2012
$41
We were assigned a site that backed up to a fence. It was good-sized; we could park our tow vehicle next to the rig. The interior roads are not paved and very dusty; the speed bumps are atrocious! Their website page that shows the rates can be misleading. The columns for ‘daily rate’ and ‘discount rate’ do NOT include the over 12 per cent sales tax. The ‘total rate’ column is based on the ‘discount rate’ plus sales tax. The water pressure was good; Sprint worked OK but the Verizon MIFI wasn’t consistent. Overall it was a pretty quiet park except for the unattended barking dogs. Paved roads would help justify the rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
November 2012
$36
All dirt sites, Huge, especially the back in sites across the back. Downside to these sites is the neighborhood behind with barking dogs at times. Older park that they are doing upgrades on will have to see how they go. Quite a few long term residents, but the sites were generally kept up so the trashy look we are all used to wasn't there. We would stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
October 2012
$24
Only stayed here for an overnight. The park is mostly gravel with some grass and trees scattered about. All utilities worked fine. The WiFi was fair, but we had no Verizon signal for a data connection. Rate shown is for Passport America discount. We would stay here again if traveling to Carlsbad. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 2 / 10 ]
October 2012
$38
When you check in you get a code for the restroom. This is a joke; the men's room has a hole where the lock would go if they had one. The ladies room isn't locked at all; there is no use to have a code; you can't lock it. The restrooms and showers are so dirty, missing tiles, no soap. It appears most of the first two rows are occupied by permanent residents in various modes of campers with big "worker" looking pickup trucks. People work on their motors and park in the roads. It's noisy and people are allowed to leave their dogs in campers while they work. The pool looked nice, but we didn't go in since you had to shower in the awful showers. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 10 / 10 ]
October 2012
$40
Nicely maintained and clean park. Dog run is very nice. Staff was friendly. We had the ribs at the guest BBQ area and they were very good. Overall a very nice park. We have stayed in many KOA parks and they are always very nice. Our only complaint is they are high priced. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
September 2012
$38
Park has good interior gravel roads and flat graveled spaces. Sites were wide enough to park next to our trailer. Park is far enough away from the highway that road noise was not an issue. Restrooms and showers were clean, although we didn’t use them. Campground staff and management were very helpful about local information. This is the closest RV park to Carlsbad Caverns NP that is still in the city of Carlsbad. The cable TV and Wi-Fi were excellent. The office also has an extensive DVD rental library, and the first rental is complimentary. The nightly rate was $37.50 which included a 10% AAA discount plus taxes. There a lot of long term residents in the park, but that is because of the oil and gas resurgence in the area. We would stay here again if we return to the Carlsbad area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
September 2012
$31
It's obvious the new owners are trying very hard to upgrade this park. We did not partake in the recreation room nor did we use the pool or restrooms. We were mainly here to sight see and this was an adequate park to do so. We would stay here again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
August 2012
$35
Physically what you'd expect in the desert. Not very shady but the trees they do have help. Professionally the staff is very nice and helpful. They are addressing electrical issues and we had no problems. Park is convenient to town and 25 miles /30 minutes to Caverns visitor center. Small but sharp stickers off the graveled roads are an unavoidable problem so stay on the gravel. Dog run on west side of park is much better than run on south side. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
August 2012
$23
Gravel park with ample spaces. We did not have to unhook for our overnight stay. The spot was 60ft long and 40ft wide. Indoor pool was nice and clean. They give you a free DVD rental with an assortment of 800 DVDs to choose. Bathrooms nice and clean. Not far off of Interstate 285 which served us well. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Large dog park and lots of swings for children. Rate reflects our Passport America one night rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
July 2012
$36
The campground is clean with a clean pool and decent restrooms but very dusty. We were assigned a site that had a small shade tree and halfway through our first day, the electricity went out. We were told that it was a "known problem" with that row of campers and given a new spot. There were plenty of other spots we could have been assigned initially without being given one that had a known electrical problem. The management was efficient but curt and borderline rude. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
July 2012
$24
This was a good night stopover place. Site was a good size level pull-through with good utility service. Very professional staff. Wi-Fi was very weak. Rate is with the Passport America discount. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
July 2012
$35
This park is in town, about 40 minutes to Carlsbad caverns itself (you can't camp there) Its about 80% residents with the transients occupying the back couple of rows. (furthest from the road) There is a R&R not far away that you get to hear at night but otherwise the camp is quite peaceful. There are a few kids amenities and a small pool. We didn't take advantage of it, but they have a pretty large library of DVDs available for checkout. wifi worked well, and wasn't glitchy or latent like a lot of parks. The staff was friendly and helpful directing us properly and helping us find eating places and others that we could park our rig at without difficulty. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
June 2012
$24
Rate reflects PA 1/2 price for one night. We got here the day they fixed the indoor pool: very nice. Park is easy in and out with long pull-through sites so we didn't have to unhook. Cable TV is ok as well as the Wi-Fi. Sites are level gravel with some trees. They have 2 fenced dog parks, nice store, and DVD rental. Watch the speed bumps. The owners are very nice and the info they hand out is very helpful for the area and cavern. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
June 2012
$42
This was a nice level area, The sites in the back are best for larger RV's. The office personnel were very pleasant. The rate is rather high for what you get. There are lots of permanent sites, a few of which are not kept up real well. Not sure we would re-visit this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 4 / 10 ]
May 2012
$32
Called and made reservations and was not told the pool was closed...very disappointing as we were traveling with kids. The Wi-Fi was poor, did not work most of the time. Site was level, dirt, and the water pressure was good. Thinking I would check somewhere else next time I am in Carlsbad. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
May 2012
$40
Expensive, but we used PPA. It's 16 miles to Carlsbad Caverns and 2 miles to Walmart. This park has a lot of oil workers, but it is not a bother. Big lots and it is well maintained. It is not a beautiful situated park. It is like a big parking lot but with big grown trees and some spaces do have grass. We sure would stay here for one night again. For tents, they keep the grass nice and green even in this drought. The pool was still closed, but when we were there they starting to fill it. Very friendly owners/keepers. They have a RV shop/repair next door and they will come to your site to work on your rig. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
April 2012
$33
We had a pull-through site in the center row. Wi-Fi was too slow to be of much use. The indoor pool was drained and actively being worked on. This was in a good location for seeing the Caverns and convenient for the town too. The free DVD rental was a nice touch. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
April 2012
$33
This is the second time at this park. It is very adequate for a few days exploring the area. Close to highway, but not to noisy. Good power and water and good sites. We were in the back-ins by the fence which are very large. Roads and sites are gravel and there are picnic tables. Office staff very nice. Wi-Fi was good with several connections to choose from. Park is big-rig friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 4 / 10 ]
April 2012
$33
This park is relatively close to Carlsbad Caverns NP. The sites are average, we had a back-in, dirt and gravel. The pool was down with “Major Problems”. When I made my reservation I asked to be put in a site with good Wi-Fi coverage. I work from my RV and need this service. When I checked in I asked if the site was near the Wi-Fi, and was told yes. What I wasn’t told was that the Wi-Fi was down and wasn’t going to be coming back any time soon. I called the office to complain and they said they would have someone look at it and get it working. Never happened. I would have appreciated them being honest with me when I made my reservation and asked about a site near the Wi-Fi, I would have made another choice. But I guess they would rather have the money than a good reputation. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 4 / 10 ]
March 2012
$38
This desert campground is about 5 miles outside of Carlsbad, on the way to the UNESCO designated Carlsbad Caverns, which are only 22 miles away. There is a heated indoor pool that has not been open since fall of 2011, laundry ($1.25 wash, $1 dry), decent Wi-Fi, free cable TV (60 channels), but recycling is not available. Nearby, propane is available by the gallon. At $38 for a 30 amp EWS (electricity, water and sewer) back-in site (with Good Sam discount), this campground is overpriced. However, it is convenient to the Caverns and Carlsbad. There are other RV Parks nearby, but I do not know their rates. AAA White City RV park is much closer to the Caverns but 25 miles from the amenities of Carlsbad. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
March 2012
$38
We stayed here over spring break in a travel trailer to view Carlsbad Caverns. The park is clean and taken care of. The sites are right on top of each other and you are packed in like sardines. The pool was closed for repairs which was part of why we chose this place. The owners were extremely nice and helpful. We got a free DVD rental for checking in, they had 800 movies to choose from. The park is about 20 miles from the Caverns. The cable was okay and other utilities fine. I am not sure it was worth $38.00 a night. We would stay here again but will do more looking first. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
March 2012
$35
We had a great time although the pool was not working. We went with 4 boys. The owners and staff went out of their way to make up for the pool being down during Spring break. Very friendly staff and owners. They are working on updating the entire facilities. Away from town but close enough to get around. The other RV Parks were either to many rigs and not enough space, small, or more expensive for a family of 6. After seeing the other parks - I would definitely come back here again. We had a great time! Nice clean site, room for a tent for the boys, easy access to the caverns (recommend reservations for the non self touring tours). Our site was quiet and in the back of the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
March 2012
$21
Very friendly and helpful staff. We drove here after checking out the closer one to the caverns and liked this one better (especially with PA pricing). Spaces felt larger and more expansive. We also liked the shower building better. Would stay again. Pool was not in operation. They also included a free dvd coupon and this park had cable TV with a ton of stations (needed for a Thursday night and March Madness). We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
March 2012
$30
Price was for one night on PA and one with GS discount. Laundry OK. Good shower except for a faulty lock on the door. Seems expensive but management was friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 4 / 10 ]
March 2012
$37
I guess this park would be okay if they only charged $20.00 per night. We were charged $37.40 a night with a discount. They say they have a indoor pool, but not now. Gravel and dusty and mostly permanent residents. Little on the run down side for the price. I guess we are just spoiled after our stay at Buckhorn Lake RV Resort in Kerrville, TX. But I guess their draw is they are the closest RV park to Carlsbad Caverns. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
January 2012
$38
Friendly staff. Sites are level (gravel). Fairly close to highway but traffic noise was not an issue. Used the laundry facilities which were in good working order. We were there for two nights. Note: water pressure is very high so you will need a reducer. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 4 / 10 ]
January 2012
$30
Rate is with passport book discount & 10 percent Good Sams discount. So two nights cost $61.62. Expensive. No grass, sort of trashy looking. Staff are friendly and helpful. It is not the closest campground to Carlsbad Caverns. wifi worked good. Cable included. Pool not working. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 5 / 10 ]
December 2011
$37
Cannot rave about this one. Overprices at $37. Sites are very close together, no privacy or even the feeling of such. Just another RV "resort" that packs them in like sardines, and one that needs a little TLC at that. Located convenient to the Caverns if that is your goal, but I would not return to this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
December 2011
$33
Probably best choice if visiting Carlsbad Caverns. Friendly staff. Got a coupon good for one night DVD from their large selection. Good Wi-Fi connectivity and through out. Down graded to 7 because restrooms / showers were too cold to use. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
October 2011
$30
Closest nice park to the caverns. Easy in and out pull through sites, gravel beds that were pretty level. Hookups in good repair. Park is a little dated, but it seems like they are working daily to improve things. Stayed 4 nights and gave us the PA rate for one night and GS rate for the rest. Kids enjoyed the swings and pool. Would recommend this one over another nearby park. Didn't stay there, and glad we didn't. Looked pretty shabby from the drive by. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 5 / 10 ]
June 2011
$30
I would have rated this campground higher if there hadn't been a problem with the voltage on hot days. Voltage dropped to less than 103 volts and my EMS automatically cut off power to the Motorhome to avoid damaging the motors in the AC units. This happened almost every day. There are also several workers staying in the park who leave for work around 5:30am each morning. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
May 2011
$38
Wide spacious spaces, indoor pool, playground and store. Very nice campground within 45 minutes of the Caverns. We stayed in the back section and our site was about 50X60. Very friendly hosts. Didn’t care for the indoor pool but that’s just us. Had pony rides, a hay ride and a turtle pen. The campground was very quiet in the evenings. We would stay here again and recommend this campground if visiting the Caverns. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
May 2011
$18
This is a good spot for going to the caverns, or exploring the area. Though it is a bit far to the caverns, there is only one park closer and from a distance, it didn't look like much. The other parks in the area are north of town. The sites are gravel and it is very dusty and no trees for the transient sites (they do have a lot of seasonal and permanent residents who have the sites which have the few trees on the property.) The sites are extremely wide and it was easy to back our 40' rig into. Most of the transient sites are back-ins, but it looked like there are a couple of pull-throughs. The Wi-Fi was sporadic but you could go to the office and get Wi-Fi there (although slow). Despite the shortcomings, we would stay again because it appears to be the best choice available when visiting the caverns. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
April 2011
$23
Pool still not heated. When checking in, the desk clerk gave us a coupon for one free DVD rental and a welcome package with some free goodies. Definitely not a destination park but good for a couple of nights. Rate reflects Passport America including tax and 50 amp site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
April 2011
$31
Great game room; friendly staff at this park. The heater in the pool was broken. Had high school girls going around the park begging you for magazine subscriptions. The people were quiet. They gave a nice gift pack of samples and had a huge selection of DVD's, offered the first one for free. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
March 2011
$25
This was an old KOA. It has seen better days but it is clean, safe and reasonably priced. The sites are small but they are all pull thru and easy to get into. It is also convenient to the caverns and to town. It has a nice rec room, lots of DVD's, and a pool. The staff is good. I have stayed there before and I would stay there again. There also is a nice playground. There is an RV repair place right next to the campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
March 2011
$16
The Park is fairly close to the Carlsbad Caverns, maybe the closest for PA members. All dirt roads, including the sites. It's a bit dusty, but there are some trees on the plus side. Very friendly and helpful staff. We booked two nights and got a DVD rental voucher. A place where we would stay again. The rate is for PA members. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
March 2011
$22
This is an old KOA, composed of gravel and dirt, with a few trees and average-sized spaces. On the plus side, it's convenient to Carlsbad Caverns and the town of Carlsbad, has a friendly staff, and even gives a packet of product samples and coupons on check-in. But it is dusty, and is beginning to show it's age. Without the Passport America discount this park would be way overpriced, but the PA rate of $22 ($3.00 extra for 50A) makes it a reasonable place to stay. There aren't a lot of choices here; with Passport America this is probably your best bet. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 5 / 10 ]
February 2011
$38
This park is showing signs of aging and disrepair. The price however reflects a higher quality park. I guess they are using the Cavern visitors as a means of support. A number of full-time residents inhabit the facility. The laundry facility was "clean" but felt unkempt. The sites are all dirt and difficult to ascertain the markings. The staff was less than friendly. I will not stay here again. Nor will I recommend this to others. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
February 2011
$19
Very clean and very welcoming park. Even received product samples when we arrived! Desk staff were very professional and friendly. Convenient for going north to Roswell and south to Carlsbad Caverns. This park actually had some trees! Would definitely camp here again if we were in the area. Rate is PA and including taxes. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
February 2011
$32
Great park for kids because of animal petting area, indoor pool and game room. Nice store, mini museum and computer with internet available at no charge. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
February 2011
$38
We stayed here 2 days. Friendly people. Lots of TV channels (72). Close to Caverns (16 miles south) close to town 4 miles north, stores. Some dust. Would stay here again. Wi-Fi weak but worked. Kid friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
January 2011
$35
Stayed here because it was the closest RV park to Carlsbad and Guadalupe National Park with the exception of White's City which is a minimal RV park. Number of oil patch workers living in the park, but they were not a problem. Friendly staff. Campground is clean and seems to be well run. Mostly dirt and gravel. Some sites have trees and a little grass. They have a large fenced dog yard which is a plus. Wi-fi was not stable. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
January 2011
$17
Older park but well maintained. Friendly accommodating staff. We asked to change site as the one they assigned had no picnic table and was surrounded on three sides by access roads. All sites are average size and pull- through. Good Internet and Cable TV. Indoor pool is undergoing major repairs. Picnic tables are scarce. 30 minutes to Carlsbad Caverns and 10 minutes to downtown Carlsbad (Super Wal-Mart). Would stay here again. Rate reflects Passport America. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
December 2010
$31
Nothing fancy, but it was clean and the folks were nice, especially the lady at the registration desk. It is dusty, but so are most other places in this area. Would stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
December 2010
$17
Nice park. Friendly and helpful staff. Good location for visiting the area. Pull thru sites were short but wide enough to side park the truck. Rate reflects PPA rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
November 2010
$17
We enjoyed our stay in Carlsbad. The park staff were very friendly and helpful. There is very easy access to sites. All sites are level and those that cater to slides were very wide. There is not a blade of grass around the sites - just gravel, however there is plenty of grass around the play areas and tent areas. We would stay here again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
November 2010
$32
Nice park near the caverns and the town of Carlsbad. The staff was great and the kids absolutely loved the clean, indoor pool. The lot was plenty big. Lots of gravel, not too much shade or grass. Wi-Fi signal was good, cable was an "extra." We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 3 / 10 ]
November 2010
$37
The check-in was the start of this unfortunate experience. We were quoted a price when we called plus we have the Good Sam’s card and would receive a discount. The total bill came to $37.82 with the discount . However, the price list on the outside check-in menu was what we were charged without a discount. As stated earlier by another camper the staff can’t do math or just over charge their guest. We thought we found our spot only to find out we missed it by one spot due to poor marking of the spaces. We were in a “extra large” space, but we found it very short and narrow. However, it was larger than some of the others. Folks, this is desert camping, and the aisles should be wide, and the space spread out. The lack of trees and abundance of dust and gravel didn’t bother us. The wi-fi was good as was the cable, good channel selection. The dog walk had a few stickers in it, and the dogs got a paw full of stickers; so sad for their little feet. When we got back from the caverns I was called down for driving too fast, and I was. Also I was told not to drive through his sites; again the sights are so poorly marked it’s hard to tell where they are. They also have signs posted in the area, and I quote, “Slow your ass down.” Not funny. Anyway we were getting ready to leave at 12:00 noon, which is the posted checkout time. We had dumped and un-hooked, jacks were up and the motor was running when the office called wanting to know when we planned to leave. This call came in at 12.00.01. When we checked in we talked about out tight time frame and were told that it would not be a problem. I feel this campground is a good place to avoid. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
November 2010
$31
Large and spacious sites - Wi-Fi offered on four separate channels, and reception was excellent. The park is a couple of miles southwest of the town, and is on the way toward Carlsbad Caverns. Office staff is very friendly and lots of tourist information is available at the desk. We were happy with the park. The only complaint is that there is a lot of dust flying, and that's no fault of the management. It IS the desert, after all, and it is probably that way everywhere. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
October 2010
$17
Large, roomy sites. Road noise was bad after football game. Friendly staff, but not up on information on roads in area. Close to the caverns and other tourist sights. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 4 / 10 ]
October 2010
$22
Previous reviews warned me the RV Park was not a good one. Those reviews are correct and like the previous reviewer we got ripped-off. Either the staff is poor with math or they are devious to overcharge overnighters. So be prepared to pay for some unknown services. There is also, a 12% tax added on to the daily rate. Never the less, this was our base camp while visiting Carlsbad Caverns. The owners realize they have little or no competition and it reflects in the quality of the RV Park. The majority of the spaces are very tight with nothing more than a utility box in need of upgrading. We were assigned a so called premium space, which provided us with sufficient space. The dirt access lanes are narrow with some tight turns. Some sites have a tree and most are just fine dirt with no shade. The wind blew during our stay so the tow car and RV got covered in dust. There is no need for a flashlight here. They have an extraordinary number of bright street lights on the grounds along with a glaring neon sign. The highway noise did not bother us on a Friday night. On Saturday night the traffic noise was louder and could be heard through the night. A positive for the place is the pool. It is a good size indoor pool and refreshing. We stayed here for two nights and we will not return to this RV Park. I will alert Passport America and Good Sam or their devious over charging practices. We stayed here in a motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
October 2010
$31
Very nice, extra-wide space. I think we had a "premium" site - plenty of room to park our truck beside the 5th-wheel. My only complaint is that I was charged an extra $12 but I don't know what it was for. I asked if cable was included and was told "yes". Now, looking back on my receipt, I have no idea what I paid $12 for unless it was the cable. Would stay here again but will be extra-diligent in reviewing charges before paying. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 5 / 10 ]
October 2010
$22
We stayed here to visit the Caverns. Found it to be mostly gravel and dusty. Some shade but not much. Rate reflects Passport America rate good for 2 days only then the rate goes to $44. The park had Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a pool which we never saw. It appears to be an old KOA. Sites were level and large in the back section. Most of the park is occupied by permanent residents but it was quiet and fairly well kept. This was probably the best park to use to see the caverns. There is another park across the street which may by co-owned and is very similar {The Windmill}. The other park is a KOA about 20 miles N of town. If you have to pay the full rate, I would consider it overpriced for what you get. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 5 / 10 ]
September 2010
$37
The park is looking a bit shabby. We stayed here a couple of years ago when it was under different management. The new management was very friendly and helpful. When we experienced a low voltage problem, one of the owners got right on it and resolved the issue. He also told us that they were getting ready to make some major improvements to the facility. Hopefully they'll follow through on this. I give the management an "A" for effort, but they've got their work cut out for them. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
July 2010
$30
This is a nice park, centrally located in Carlsbad and reasonably near the caverns. The staff was friendly and we enjoyed out stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 5 / 10 ]
July 2010
$34
When we arrived our assigned site was a mudhole. There was a list of open sites on the door and we switched to an open site. The campground needs more gravel, even the run off from the AC created a fair size pond. The AC volts were low, running around 108v during the day. The pool was fine, but I'd prefer it outdoors instead of in an old shed. Management at the front desk, gets a C- for attitude. They didn't like the fact that I changed sites and grumbled about the credit card I used. The fee to dump was $5. The fee for the showers was $5, which is ridiculous. I think that next time we'll try a different park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 2 / 10 ]
July 2010
$38
We visited here after a lot of rainfall in our 40' motorhome. We were assigned a space that was a mud hole after driving through many chuck holes full of water to get to this spot. We asked for our money back or a new spot. They had some newer ones in the back so we moved there. This place needs some TLC and some updating. It looks like it was nice in the 70's but has not had any care since. All bldgs look old and run down. I was afraid to go into the pool area, bathrooms, or showers because of their outward appearance. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 3 / 10 ]
July 2010
$19
We selected this campground because of Passport America recommendation and the discount. Honestly, we stayed in a nicer park for $10 the previous night so I was more than a little disappointed. It was raining off and on when we arrived and it was difficult to get in and out of our motorhome without having to walk through deep mud puddles at our assigned spot. There are nicer spots with gravel but they are more expensive. Our cable TV reception was very fuzzy. The location is about 30 minutes from the caverns. The worst part was the woman at the front desk who is very unfriendly and almost rude. Everyone else I met while staying at the park was very friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 1 / 10 ]
June 2010
$34
If you like country music, yelling campers and barking dogs this campground is for you! There is no water pressure, either. I had to move the RV to empty the holding tanks, as the reach to the sewer was too long. I had an audience sitting in lawn chairs looking my wife and I over as we checked in at the office. From the moment I arrived here, the vibe was wrong! I felt uncomfortable with this park from the moment I arrived. I won't come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
May 2010
$31
Not a bad place. Sites were a bit close to each other. I didn't have any problem with the lady in the office being rude like others have said. Maybe it was a different lady? The lady that checked me in was very thorough about things in the area, and gave me free toothpaste (maybe that's it...some people might think they are being told their breath stinks, and classified that as rude). Ha! REAL close to the Carlsbad Caverns, took less than 30 minutes to get there. Has a small gift/grocery shop, indoor pool, peddle bicycle thingys for the kids, turtles, and little horses to see. Not bad at all really. Yeah, the sites are gravel and dirt, but you ARE in the desert for goodness sake! This place was recommended by some fellow RV travelers, so this is why I stayed. Very happy during my time here. Yep, I'll camp here again if I'm in the area! We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 4 / 10 ]
May 2010
$31
I agree with the previous review, the lady at the front desk needs an attitude adjustment. Was not friendly at all. The park was dusty, and just a few shade trees. Many spaces open while we were there, and we did not have a reservation. Had a fenced dog walk, which was nice. Had trouble with cable TV reception, did have cell phone service, and also internet. No problems with that. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 5 / 10 ]
April 2010
$19
Our site was level and reasonably quiet. We used our Passport America discount and thought the park was a good value. Would have given a 10 but the lady at the front desk needed a attitude adjustment and should not be working with the public. She had a sour disposition and nothing nice to say! We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 5 / 10 ]
March 2010
$31
It's tough to review this park because although I have nothing bad to say about it, we really didn't like it. We chose to stay here because Brantley State Park seemed too far away from the caverns for us. The staff here are friendly, the park is clean and well kept, all the utilities work well, and the rate was decent. The only thing that really bothered me was that this park has about 4 different types of sites/rates. We stayed in an "economy" site which was very tight even without neighbors due to the trees. I hate saying that too because the trees are nice and since this is technically the desert the owners must spend quite a bit to water them. It appears however that this used to be an old KOA and rows A & B were made into economy sites by taking one old site, adding a hookup, and putting two trailers in it back to back. I have never stayed in a KOA, but I think I understand now why they charge so much: If you want to be a family friendly destination type park you have to refuse permanent residents (which pay the bills). If you try to be family friendly, but also allow a significant number of permanent residents you become neither a permanent or family park no matter how hard you try. We ended up leaving a day early just because Carlsbad RV wasn't really what we were looking for. However, everything was kept up, they had a neat game room, the indoor pool was clean, and if it were a busy holiday weekend and the park was full of families it probably wouldn't be a bad place to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
March 2010
$25
This is a fairly nice campground for a short stay while going to Carlsbad Caverns. The roads and RV pads are all dirt and gravel with a few small trees. The spaces are a little tight but mostly level. We washed our clothes at the inexpensive Laundromat. All the machines worked, but the Laundromat and nearby game room were both pretty rundown looking. On the plus side, about once a week, the owners prepare delicious barbecue for a potluck dinner. The showers were very clean, although a little peculiar. The shower controls were against the far wall of the shower, but the shower head had been extended with PVC pipe, so that it was mounted close to the curtain and it sprayed away from the entrance. We were a little confused by the arrangement at first, but it ensured that the floor didn’t get sopping while you showered. The playground and indoor pool also looked nice, but we didn’t use either one. Our Verizon Aircard worked fine. It surprised me that a campground with the name “Carlsbad” would actually be located so far from the caverns (half hour drive at least), but the construction traffic wasn’t bad, and we made it to our cave tour on time. White City’s campground is much closer to the caverns, and the park looked comparable when we were there. Still, the reviews for White City aren’t very positive. We stayed two nights at the Passport America price ($19) and two with the 15% SKP discount ($31). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
March 2010
$31
The Bad: This campground has promise, but not without some changes. The roads and camp sites are just dirt. Our worst fear happened when it rained the entire second day we were here. All the roads and sites were one muddy mess! If the owners would put out gravel, a lot of mud would be avoided. Our second big issue was how tight the sites were. The pull throughs were so tight we could not put out our awning, chairs and tables! Maybe that explains why the sites do not have picnic tables or fire rings. The only improvement would be for the owners to widen the sites. Old farm equipment should be removed or hidden. The showers could use new shower heads. Their showers were like a power washer! The Good: The staff was friendly and nice. Nice indoor heated pool. Free Wi-Fi was nice. Very pet friendly! Hair dryers in the restrooms/showers were a nice touch. An RV repair/service shop was right next door within walking distance. Very helpful owner at the shop! Overall this is a good park, but the owners really need to look at more improvements to make this park the best in the area. If my comments seems critical, it is not only to help other RVers, but for the owners on improvements. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
March 2010
$17
The staffing friendliness and responsiveness uneven. Management is shared by two campgrounds and there was some confusion as to where to go when. When dryer malfunction reported, there was no offer of compensation (we did not ask for any, but it is good business to offer). Some staff members very friendly and welcoming, some downright sour and off-putting, enough to make me hesitate to return, even with the Passport America rate that we had. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 4 / 10 ]
February 2010
$30
Recently taken over by new owners, so hopefully they will make the needed road improvements. Lots of potholes on all main entrance roads. We stayed in one of the newer re-done areas in the back. That area had roads that were level and stone covered. But the overall campground was really worn down and depressing. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
February 2010
$31
Stayed in the 'new' part: it had very spacious sites, all gravel with no dust even in a brisk wind. $22.31 a night passport which includes a $3.00 50amp fee. However, the regular rate is $37.78 with a $6.00 50amp fee. I thought $6 was a little steep for a per day fee. It's about an 18 mile drive to Carlsbad Caverns from this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
February 2010
$22
Interior roads are wide and easy to maneuver. The space we were in was wide and level. Staff was friendly and helpful. However, they should fill in the holes in the entrance and add rock or gravel so the entire place doesn't turn into a giant mud puddle when it rains. Unsupervised teenage children of permanents hassled me when walking around the park. While in the laundry an employee came in and loaded one machine with the park rugs. Showers could stand a deep cleaning once a week. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
February 2010
$22
It is a nice park. Roads are dirt and gravel, and could be a problem if they were wet. The sites were level, hookups adequate, wifi OK. It is a convenient location, easy in and out. There is nice staff. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
January 2010
$16
Nothing fancy but not a bad park. There were several older units there that had seen better days. The Wi-Fi worked OK. The sites are rather close and are gravel. They were fairly level. The park is pretty quiet at night and the staff was friendly. We would stay there again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
December 2009
$19
Rate is FHU 30 amp daily rate with Passport America discount. 50 amp is available for an additional charge. Gravel roads and pads. Pull through sites were of good size. Satellite reception was good for both DirecTV and the Internet; however park wi-fi was spotty. The Passport America discount made it a good value, and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
December 2009
$27
We using our Passport Membership. We were in site E11. The new sites are extra wide and long. Stand alone sites. The older sites are side by side. We had 50 amp, great cell phone and TV. WI-FI was a little slow. The new park owners and personnel were extra friendly and helpful. There is an indoor pool, game room, tea room, laundry, store, etc. We would stay here again and recommend this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 4 / 10 ]
November 2009
$37
The park facility is very nice, but some of the work-campers and long term "guests" are real jerks. If you're redneck or blue collar, bring it on. Otherwise look elsewhere. Oil field workers and their attitude are common here. Water is the worst I've ever seen...beyond hard! We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
November 2009
$19
This is the best park located right in Carlsbad. Unfortunately all the sites are gravel. Pull through sites are adequate as is the utility service. Park cable is included. The Passport rate makes it a bargain. We stayed here once before when we were touring Carlsbad Caverns. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
October 2009
$38
Here is a campground which attempts to provide everything. Yes, it is desert, but owners have planted trees, a rose garden and cacti throughout the park. It has an indoor pool, clean restrooms, small but clean laundry, adequate store and plenty of activities will keep your family entertained when not out exploring Carlsbad Caverns or the surrounding area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
October 2009
$35
Here is a park that tries to cater to nearly everyone. Yes, it is on the desert, and trees and shade are at a premium. Nevertheless, the park offers a rose garden, tent sites, wildlife, an indoor pool, store, game room, party room, a variety of planned activities, a great welcome package and friendly service. The sites are not any closer than others in parks with lots of vegetation, but it might feel like it. The laundry room was spotless. Definitely a good central location for visiting Carlsbad Caverns, Sitting Bull Falls, the Living Zoo or Guadalupe Peak. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
October 2009
$38
Easy access to Carlsbad Caverns. Level graveled site. Quiet, train noise was not a factor for us. One of two Dog Parks could use improvement. Great $4.00 breakfast available on weekends in activity hall. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 10 / 10 ]
September 2009
$15
This was like staying in an ultra-clean resort. They were re-modeling the restrooms and cleaning the pool area. We actually stayed here twice, once on the way to Colorado and once on the way back. Ended up staying a week as it was so much fun. This campground is like a summer resort, something almost every evening: movies, camp fire with smores, Margarita and Salsa night - something going all the time. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Will do this this camp again and again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
September 2009
$34
This is not the prettiest RV park we ever stayed at and we have stayed at a lot of them. We're about at the end of a 3-month around-the-country trip. This RV park was one of the best we stayed at. Yes, the sites are mostly all gravel. It's in the desert, duh. The sites were long enough to park our motorhome along with our flatbed trailer that we haul our car with. The site was double wide so we had a place to park the car after we took it off the trailer. Not all of the cable channels were clear as a bell, but they did have cable. Many of the parks we stayed in this summer did not have cable. The free Wi-Fi was a bit slow, but it was there and usable. We were offered a free DVD rental for our stay and we took advantage of that. There is an indoor swimming pool. There was a Sunday night free movie shown with free popcorn. The staff was very friendly. What more can we say? Not the prettiest, but one of the very best at providing what we needed. Anytime we are back in the Carlsbad area we will be sure to stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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July 2009
$24
Somewhat well maintained. The restrooms, showers, and pool were over used, due to renting to day users- who took over the area. There is nothing to bring us back, we would travel on or find a different park. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
July 2009
$40
All gravel. No grass. Spaces close together. Not very well maintained. Good place to park and sleep. Restrooms were adequate but clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
July 2009
$21
We stayed 2 nights at this campground,and found it to be very comfortable. The sites are mostly pull-through, short, but wide enough to park tow-vehicle next to RV. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Roads and sites are all gravel. The park is on the west side of town and it is easy to drive the 20 miles to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. We would definitely return to this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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June 2009
$20
Since you are limited to only 3 campgrounds in this area, you don't have much choice. If you do make reservations here, make sure you don't get site C3. The cable was terrible, so snowy we could hardly see the picture. The wi-fi is also very iffy. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. We paid $3/extra for 50 amp, but could only run 1 ac and our volt meter still showed we were operating in the red, due to low voltage. They said it was because the city wouldn't improve the electrical wiring here. I would be very hesitant to stay here again. Gravel sites, and very dirty. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
June 2009
$22
As noted, it is dusty; also as noted, has a wonderful staff with a fantastic sense of humor. Level sites. Close to stuff you might need and 16 mi. from the Caverns. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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June 2009
$19
This was the worst campground we stayed at during a 30-day western trip. If you like dust, more dust, Wi-Fi that only works at the office, very questionable power (106v at 30 amp site), and lots of permanent residents: this is the place for you. We stayed two nights to visit Carlsbad Caverns, but in hindsight I wished that we had boondocked for one night, visited the Caverns and kept on trucking. We did receive the Passport America rate of $19, but even that rate is too much for this place. I would never stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
May 2009
$30
Sites are all gravel, dusty, no shade, and some are small. Very friendly park at the hall and there is an attempt at activities if someone was staying longer. Good temporary stop to enjoy local activities/Caverns. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 10 / 10 ]
May 2009
$22
Nice, clean park. BUT, the biggest plus are the management and staff. They are professional, friendly and flat out fun!! They make the campground worth the visit by themselves. Very convenient to town and the caverns. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
May 2009
$17
This park had level sites, easy access. It is a very dusty park. Very little grass to be found. Pet Run area was mostly dirt and little grass. Laundry facilities were adequate for this size campground. Staff was friendly and helpful. Location good to tour the Caverns and other local attractions. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
May 2009
$19
We are new to RVing and this was the first RV park we've ever stayed at and we were very impressed. We chose this RV park because of the reviews and ratings on this site and have to agree with those who have previously posted positive comments. Our rate was the Passport America 50% off rate. The welcome was friendly, including literature about the RV park and surrounding area (and one free DVD rental). The pull through site was large enough for our 28' RV and our toad. Although our toad was parked next to the RV (plenty of room) for most of our stay, it was nice that there was not a need to immediately unhook it upon arrival, plus the fact we were able to hook it back up the night before our departure. The sites are dirt/gravel (maybe the only real negative) but plenty big enough and included a picnic table. Wireless connection was excellent and at a decent speed. On check-in I was given a list of their 7 or 8 wireless servers and told we could connect to any of them. The location, for us, was excellent since we were traveling from El Paso, TX and the park is located just before entering the town so we didn't have to drive the RV through town. Although we used our RV shower, my wife and I did check out the restrooms/showers (since this was our first RV park.) We were both very impressed at their cleanliness. Each shower "stall" had two rooms behind a door--the shower and a private dressing area. We also did not use the indoor pool but went in and looked at it. It looked fine and people were in it. We will definitely stay there again anytime we are staying in Carlsbad. I rated it an 8 not because there were really any problems, but because I want to leave some room for high ratings if we find a better one. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
May 2009
$22
This park is a good family park. Lots for the kids to do. There are a lot of nice little extra touches. The pool was being repaired while we were there so can't comment. The entire park is gravel and very dusty. I would like to see concrete patios at the sites. The cable TV was very good with 65 channels. There was a lot of very old campers all over the park that made the park look worse than it is. It is a very nice place to stay while visiting Carlsbad national Park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
May 2009
$19
This is not the prettiest park we have ever stayed in but the choices in Carlsbad are limited. The KOA is possibly a bit nicer but it's a very long way from the Caverns. It's really the best bet for seeing Carlsbad Caverns. That said, it's all dirt and gravel so when it's hot it gets a tad dirty. The wifi is non existent except at the office. I really don't know why so many parks advertise wifi and then don't have it. The pool is indoor and although we didn't use it, it looked OK. We paid $3 extra for a 50 amp site and the 50 amps was not usable. One leg was OK the other was 104 VAC with out a load on it. We did survive on one leg of the 50 amp service. Again, it's not the best we've ever stayed at but when we visit Carlsbad in the future we'll be staying here. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 10 / 10 ]
April 2009
$19
Price reflects Passport America discount. The park is on the main road just south of the town of Carlsbad. There was very little noise from traffic as the camp is set back a little from the road. The roads are gravel and sites are fairly level. Not exactly spacious but not too bad either. Electric, water and sewer all worked well. Didn't use most of the facilities but the laundry room was a little small, not enough machines and could use some A/C. We loved this park. Great park for dog owners as they cater for us very well. They even had a small fenced off dog run were we could let the dogs run around and play. One of those rare CG that gives you PA discount for every day you stay not just one or two days. We planned on being here for a week but ended up staying two. Owners are very friendly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
April 2009
$15
Park is a gravel parking lot. Sites are close together. Wi-fi works only in office area, and is very slow, even there. All things said, it is probably the best value for visiting the Caverns. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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April 2009
$15
Upon our pulling into our site we had problems getting electricity to power our airconditioner. We were in a 30amp site and that is adequate for our airconditioner, yet we had problems. The office said they would send someone to help us, but they never did. Dogs are allowed to run loose in this park as there are no rules requiring a leash. Dogs are also allowed to be left ourside of rigs all nite. Loose dogs are frightening and dangerous. The Game Room needed repairs in many areas. Additionally, children are allowed to be in there unsupervised by adults. It became awkward and unpleasant having to deal with other people's unsupervised children. Free wireless was advertised for this park. Most of our three day stay we could not get wireless access. The office staff told us that often the wireless is not working. I feel that you need to have your electric hookups checked, publish rules for dogs that provide safety to your guests, and do something about your intermittent wireless access or change your advertisements to read, "Free wireless when available". We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
April 2009
$19
Passport America Park, Staff friendly and provided local info and offered to help in any way they could. Camp is quiet, and sites are easy to get into. I would stop here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
April 2009
$19
Pass Port America $ rate. Owners very helpful and have very nicely updated this used to be KOA. Petting zoo, nice playgrounds for kids, spotless toilets and showers (even includes bath mats!) Nice store, arcade, laundry and pet areas. Pool was being redone and was ready the day we left! We stayed three nights and will be back on our way back thru this fall. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
April 2009
$33
Very nice park, close to the Caverns and to most of the amenities in town, which made for a very pleasant stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful. With the weekend approaching they went site to site to post activities that they were having throughout the weekend. Did not use the indoor pool, but thought it was a nice touch, plus they had a little arcade area, and even a couple of miniature horses you could pet. Easy access, most of the sites we saw were pull through, which was very nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
April 2009
$31
Friendly personnel in office. Indoor pool, store has food, RV supplies, souvenirs and DVD rentals. Spaces close together. Quiet. Wi-Fi is free, but they charge $2 a day for cable. Both work well. There are some extra fun activities and get-together s. I would stay here again for an extended period of time. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
March 2009
$22
OK for big rigs. Super friendly staff and they do everything they can for you. I had a minor problem with draining my tanks as the sewer drains REAL slow so test it first by draining your grey tank before you dump your black tank! Changes the whole experience if you dump black first! As the others say, this park is a little dusty, and 18 miles to the Caverns. BUT - there IS parking for buses/RV's at the entrance to the cave at the top of the mountain (NOT White City!). I saw several 40+ foot RV's there and a couple of big buses. Just a few miles to the entrance from the state park gate. Just a FYI note for you. Unfortunately it appears to me that the city of Carlsbad is in a decline. There were several "suggested" restaurants/diners that were closed for business which limits available eateries in town. Sad. I don't think I'd opt to stay here again. I'd boon-dock, go see the caverns for the day (which is easy to do) and get back on the road. Just my 2¢ though. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
February 2009
$19
This campground is located at the southern extremity of the city of Carlsbad in a commercial area. From here it’s a good half hour’s drive south to the Caverns. A Super Walmart is a few minutes drive to the north, and an RV service center is adjacent. The park seemed to be mostly full of extended stay campers when we were here, with just a few open sites available for overnighters. We assume that since we were Passport America customers, we were given the worst sites, adjacent to the office and a trash dumpster. The sites are criminally close together, but luckily we were given two sites (12 and 14) with 13 left vacant in between. These sites are dirt and gravel, with no table or grill, no cable TV and only 30 amp. Our goal was to tour the caverns, so the fact that we were close to the (free) wifi transmitter made it worthwhile. The wifi was fairly slow speed and was down one of our two nights. I would not want to stay in these sites longer than absolutely necessary. Some of the other sites around the park were a tad nicer, with even some dead grass next to them. There are lots of places to walk dogs, but our friends with a dog reported they were disgusting since it seems that no one picks up after their pets. The park does have facilities to offer: a small indoor pool which seemed clean, a games room and arcade with pool table, a store, free coffee, a large DVD rental library (1st one free, $1 thereafter), swings for kids, and more. Our Dish satellite came in, but in summer when the trees have leaves some sites may have problems with that. The other option besides WalMart for camping and seeing the caverns is the campground at Whites City, at the entrance of the 8-mile access road to the caverns. That camp cost around $27, and offered wifi only in the office, a long walk from the campground. The campground was more aesthetically pleasing than this one, although the rigs appeared to be amongst utility lines. I would consider staying here again at the Passport rate while touring the Caverns. Once you get home from the caverns, this camp has more amenities to offer close by in Carlsbad We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
February 2009
$19
This place is in a good location to see the Caverns and the town of Carlsbad. The hosts are so friendly and helpful! The amenities are wonderful to have the games room, laundry c/w change machines, pool, tea room/common area, good selection on dvd rentals, store, playground, doggie park c/w treats etc. They thought of everything! The sites are level "dirt" sites and believe me there is lots of it! When the wind blows the dirt gets everywhere! Also the sites are very close together, and it would be nice to have more room between rigs. The cable TV did not work at our site and the Wi-Fi was poor. This place has great potential, just needs a little attention in certain areas. Nice to have payphone close and working. Also would be nice to have picnic tables at the sites. Our price is with the Passport America discount. We would return here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
January 2009
$19
This park was a nice surprise after staying in some lousy places. The pool was nice and warm. Sites are spacious, gravel roads. Owners very nice and helpful, lots of stuff to do at campground, in town and at Carlsbad Caverns. They accept Passport America discount which made it really nice. $19 was the discounted rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
December 2008
$20
The hosts were very friendly. This place worked perfectly for what we were looking for, an overnight spot before touring the caverns the next day. This spot was easy to pull into off the highway and offered all of the services we were looking for. If you're looking for someplace to be friendly and functional, look no further. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
December 2008
$15
Lovely campground. Yep, they are dirt sites but they're level and large. Activities scheduled for different nights. Convenient to Carlsbad Caverns. Very friendly owners and hosts. RV service right next door. Very clean game room, laundry, Tea Room (for meetings). Neat "library/store" with tons of reading material plus DVD rentals. We would have loved to have stayed longer but they were full starting the day we left. Will definitely stay here when we're in the area again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 4 / 10 ]
December 2008
$20
The pluses: Location to town & site, Price (Passport America), friendly staff. The minuses: Disrepair - peeling paint, facilities broken or not serviced, poor Wifi signal, difficult maneuverability, lack of dust control, stickers within dog walk area. This is not a place you want to spend any time in. It needs many hours and many dollars of upgrades, servicing and repairs. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
November 2008
$20
First, let me say that the personnel are wonderful people, but they are working under extreme conditions. The speed limit on the dirt roads is NOT enforced. There are many professional people living there, and it shows. The speed bumps are in the wrong places, and really jar vehicles. We would probably stay here again if we were interested in seeing Carlsbad Caverns again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
November 2008
$17
Rate was 1/2 price PA rate. Nice indoor pool. Just 15 minutes from the National Park. OK park, a little dusty, but would stay again. Friendly people! We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
October 2008
$15
This is the Passport America rate of $15.50. We were in site #B-9, a level roomy site. The gravel roads were easy to maneuver; however, there was one curve where a tenter's car was parked (in an authorized parking space) making it tight to turn the curve. In fact, we did have to back up and straighten up to make the turn. During our stay, there were activities for a marshmallow campfire, breakfast and a movie night. This park is about 17 miles to the entrance of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
September 2008
$31
The folks here were just great! Our cable TV was a little "fuzzy", and they went out of their way to make things right. I would definitely stay here again when visiting Carlsbad Caverns. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
July 2008
$34
Was a pleasant stay. The park was clean and quiet. Had many tent sites and lots of play area for kids. The closest acceptable RV park to Carlsbad Caverns. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
July 2008
$15
This is a family oriented campground. Service was awesome. Indoor pool was not great, but was refreshing. You will not be disappointed in the service at this campground. Rate is Passport America. This is a nice campground to visit Carlsbad Caverns. Don't miss the evening bat show at the cave. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 10 / 10 ]
July 2008
$15
Best value in the area. After traveling throughout the country, we've learned to recognize RV parks that try their best to provide a nice experience for the traveler. This place is among the best. Nice pool, reasonable laundry prices and a great attitude make this a "must see" park. Two thumbs up from us. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 10 / 10 ]
May 2008
$17
We stopped here purposely to visit a friend. I am ever so glad we did. This park is clean and peaceful and very beautiful. The staff is friendly and welcoming. There is a beautiful rose garden to walk through and sit in, a grape arbor that will be wonderful when it hits harvest time, a nice dog run, a super playground. And the list could go on. They had a potluck while we were here and it was as if we were all old friends. The owners and staff make everyone feel like they are members of a small community. Would we stay here again: in a heartbeat. If you're traveling through this area, make the reservations to stay here. Well worth it, no matter what rate you'd pay. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 10 / 10 ]
April 2008
$35
We stayed here from January through April 2008 on a monthly rate. The owners were two of the nicest people we have ever encountered and live on site. The entire staff was courteous, helpful and professional. This is a family oriented clean and secure park which we highly recommend. They go out of their way to ensure people are accommodated and entertained. They have campfires, hay-rides, family movie night, game nights and of course pot lucks. We had a great time and wouldn't hesitate to return. We felt like we were at home with family. We are full timers and can only hope throughout our journeys to find campgrounds run as professionally as this one. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 4 / 10 ]
April 2008
$48
The worst and the best cabin camping. The cabins were great including microwave and DVD. The price was misquoted. When we showed the owner his own ad on the Internet he said to leave if we didn't like it. We had to pay an extra $91 from quoted price.He was rude and nonprofessional. The bathrooms smelled horrible 3 out of 8 days. The owner made an extremely off color remark about my wife. The store prices were good.The showers had more hot water than anywhere we have been.The place was clean except the sewery bathrooms. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
April 2008
$28
When your here you get to know your neighbor well, really well! The sites were built before slides, so you get real close. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
March 2008
$28
Sites are gravel, but level, and there are shade trees. There are no picnic tables, grills, patios, nor fire rings, although there is a community grill and picnic tables near the indoor pool. The pool, although indoor, is unheated, and very cold. The restrooms are kept locked, and a combination is needed to unlock. We chose this campground because it was the closest to the Caverns (except the campground at White City). We were able to receive wi-fi signal and cable channels. They have a playground area, petting zoo, reptiles in glass enclosures, game room, some groceries/gifts. We would stay here again if going to the Caverns. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
March 2008
$17
This is a former KOA (new one north of town) so has all of the perks. Driveways/pads were sand but were not a problem even with very breezy spring day. Staff member was courteous/helpful and presented a gift pack upon checking in; rate was with PA discount. Showers/RR were clean. Rec area for kids. Closest Carlsbad RV park to Caverns (20 min away). Even had amusing 'check list' for RV when leaving. Quiet; and the dog run had biscuits -- a first on this 12,000 ml trip! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
March 2008
$28
This RV park near Carlsbad Caverns is more family oriented with plenty of activities for children. We stayed mid-week and the park was at full capacity. The park is not a resort style park, but all the amenities were in good condition and the park employees very attentive. Overall, a pleasant way to spend a few days while exploring the Caverns. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
March 2008
$19
Passport rate $15.50 plus $3 for 50 amp. We asked about site size during check in and got a nice big back in site in the new E section. Other sections are older and would probably rate 7 - 8. Row D has nice sized pull thru's. A and B rows are much tighter, ok if every other is empty. We are not traveling with kids, but this is a great place for family's, big game room, pool table, ping pong, lots and lots of maps on the walls, lots of stuff for kids to do here. Nice little gift store with reasonable prices. Park is on the south side of Carlsbad, town just north and carverns an easy drive south. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 4 / 10 ]
March 2008
$17
We paid PA rate. Maybe that contributed to our experience. Our picnic table was falling apart, the streets were very narrow. Yes, there is an indoor pool, but if you want to change before walking back to your RV, you have to go to a different building. Not very pleasant when it’s cool and windy. The front desk was friendly, but the entrance from the highway to the CG was very poorly marked. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 5 / 10 ]
February 2008
$31
We stayed here for 1 night on the way to Carlsbad Caverns. It was fine for an overnight, but I wouldn't stay here for an extended stay. Sites were VERY close together. We didn't use our picnic table because our long term neighbor had claimed it with his dirty mop. We wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
December 2007
$19
This park was great to visit the caverns. On the south side of town so you are on the road you need to drive to go there. The park has a small dog run so the dogs can get off leash a bit and have dog biscuits there. It is not brand new, but there was always someone gardening and maintaining the grounds. Friendly people. Level sites. There was a game room and indoor pool which we did not use. Would stay there again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
December 2007
$15
Pull thru sites, not as close together as some parks we have stayed in. We felt it was a good park in which to tour the Caverns. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Sites are dirt with some trees. The sites are pretty level. Our 36' fifth wheel with three slides fit ok. Cable TV was very snowy, so we set up the satellite. Free Wi-fi was a bonus. We would stay here again, for a short stay. Good for the price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
October 2007
$19
Very good Park with gravel/dirt roads and some trees. Office staff very friendly and courteous. Kid friendly with the goats and miniature horses. Cable TV and Wireless internet was good. Not far from Carlsbad caverns. Would definitely stay again, if in the area. Sites were very close to each other. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
October 2007
$19
We found this RV park to be fair to average with dirt/gravel roads pull-through sites too short for both RV car. There is a little grass around two edges of the campground. We were there for a week, and after one windy day late in the week we left with everything inside and out covered with dust & smelling dusty. Sites are pretty close together, but we did manage to squeeze our car between us and our neighbor. Many sites have non-standard 3" sewer hookups with bad threads making use of our screw-in connector difficult, and some sewer connections stick up high enough that we witnessed a neighbor having difficulty dumping . Sites have no patio, a few have a table, free WIFI works very well, and there is free CATV. We did not check out the indoor pool. Their somewhat high-end price is brought within reason with a Passport America discount, though they do tack on an additional charge for 50a power. We might stay here again, but would likely check other alternatives first. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
October 2007
$27
We went early for a Rally then stayed over an extra day on the end. This park is good for families in that there is a playground for kids, a covered indoor heated pool, there are marshmallow roasts held by the park on Friday and Saturday nights. They have a BBQ pit for use in a central site. They have a large game room and fairly large meeting room complete with kitchen. They will cook breakfasts on Saturday and if requested on Sundays. They have a petting zoo of 2 miniature horses and one goat. The owners are super nice. Bathrooms were sparkling. Staff was friendly and mostly helpful. There are large trees but not at every site. Only improvement to the facilities would be to pave the interior roads and sites themselves. Also, some of the standard sites are quite narrow but didn't affect us. If you want room for slides or cable TV be sure to ask for it in advance. Cable TV not on every site. Their WiFi worked like a charm. We will return here especially after doing drive-by checks on the other parks in the area and what they offer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
August 2007
$16
Good place to stay to see Carlsbad and the Caverns. Park is clean, has good laundry facilities and game room with pool, ping pong and other. Separate area with barbeque is available and they provide the propane for the grill. Sites are level and wide. Park is dusty, but after all it is in the desert. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
July 2007
$31
I was a little skeptical when we first got set up. Carlsbad had just received a major flood when we arrived and the playground was a little muddy, but it didn't take long to dry out. I loved the fact that my child could go and play and I could still see him. He loved the tire swings. They almost need to add another. The breakfast on Sunday was very nice also. I was disappointed that there were not grills at the campsites, but the convenience to everything else was wonderful. We will stay here again when we return to the Caverns. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 10 / 10 ]
July 2007
$28
I have been going to this rv park for many years.Even before the Crozier family purchased it. I remember the first time I went in after the purchase. I went to the restrooms and it was like Mr clean had moved in .They had personalized the restrooms to a home like enviroment. Very family friendly ,out to cater to you having a good time in Carlsbad . Great breakfast. GREAT PEOPLE ! We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
May 2007
$16
We have a dually/36' high-profile fifth wheel. Our pull-through site was good and level. A very friendly park and the owners have obviously put a lot of thought and work into the facilities. An old park but services, including WiFi, very good. Not a destination resort but well placed for visiting Carlsbad Caverns. Free handouts to visitors a very nice touch. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
May 2007
$28
Convenient to Carlsbad; (town, cavern, shopping, river park area). Nice friendly park, if not crowded, they let you use 2 sites if needed for parking. I would not consider it a destination park, but for sight seeing the area, it is quite nice. Rate was discounted for non premium site, and Good Sam Discount We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
May 2007
$24
In a place that has no trees, they had trees. Very friendly. Far better than Carlsbad KOA We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
April 2007
$35
The park was a bit pricey but it was quiet. It is the only park I've been to that not only knew about RVparkreviews but actively sought positive comments for this site. The goody bag was pretty cool and was probably worth $10-$15 with granola bars, teas, and a battery operated razor. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
April 2007
$35
Stayed here for several days and found it to be satisfactory. Very nice staff and managers. There was a mix of long-term residents and transient RVers. The level sites are all gravel as well as the roads, but there are mature pecan trees throughout the park. On Easter Sunday the managers had a delightful potluck and provided baked ham and potatoes. Felt it was over-priced for the time of the year. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 10 / 10 ]
April 2007
$30
Very very nice! Great service. Enjoyed the park Easter egg hunt. Great spots. A+++++ We camped here in a Motorhome.

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April 2007
$32
This is a old KOA campground and needs lots of work. Roads and sites are gravel. Sites are mostly side by side with with no room on each side, plus very short. To me good for small units only. Now out of Passport system but in Good Sam. I think place is good for over nigh stops only. Park has trees but little shade. Staff was nice at check in. Free WiFi but system is poor and very slow due to low quality signal levels. Over priced for what you get. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 6 / 10 ]
March 2007
$35
Small shade trees, blowing dirt, but then it is that time of year. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
February 2007
$32
We were so happy to find large (wide) pull throughs. The pet area is a fenced yard with clean up supplies needed. There is a picnic table so that people can relax while waiting for their animal. Even a mail box there with dog biscuits. Friendly owners. Would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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February 2007
$34
This seems to be a popular place to stay--why we don't know. It is a dusty, very tightly packed and worn RV park. They are doing improvements, but it's highly over priced no matter. Our slide was so close to the travel trailer next to us we could barely get to the hook ups! No room for steps, awnings or chairs. The dog run was filthy. Tons of kids in and around the pool and game room! The owner was a really nice guy and the workers were very friendly. The 'premium sites' were only slightly bigger than the rest. The only grass we saw was in the small dog run and around some very long term residents. We will never stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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February 2007
$29
This park is a little rough around the edges, but the proprietors are super friendly and welcoming. The coffee pot is always on. We were invited to come to the recreation hall to watch the free Sunday night movies, complete with popcorn. We were also given a small bag with promotional items and manufacturers' samples (like one would get at a convention). There are nice homey touches too: you are given a little star sticker and invited to add it to the big map on the wall to show where you are from; completed jig-saw puzzles are mounted on the walls of the laundry room; the family dog and cat are always in evidence. We like these personal touches, but some folks don't care for that kind of thing. If you are traveling with children this would be a good place to stay since it has a playground, a large game room and a pool. It can get quite windy in Carlsbad and since the sites are all gravel it can get quite dusty, but that is a problem all over this part of the country. There appeared to be quite a few long-term residents in the park, but it was reasonable neat and tidy. Not the fanciest place we have ever stayed, but we would use it again. The location is also convenient with a Wal-Mart just a few minutes away and other services nearby. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
December 2006
$25
We came for the heated pool and were only disappointed that there was just a pool, heated, and a few chairs - nothing else. The park itself was adequate and clean, though there was a number of locals hanging around the office and the children's play area that I could have done without. A good place to stay and the staff was accommodating enough. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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November 2006
$35
We liked the fun-filled info sheet we got on our arrival, the free wireless internet & the "goody bags" we got when we left. Very friendly staff & there are lots of things & activities, such as Thanksgiving dinner, petting zoo, DVD rentals, included to make it a family friendly park. We found the paths & the grounds rather dusty & "rough", especially in the hot sun. The sites are rather small & very close together. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
November 2006
$25
Nice place to spend a couple nights. The free WIFI is a big plus. The camp ground it self is well maintained but you are in the desert so there isn't much grass. The staff are great and very helpful. The Saturday morning breakfast is really good too. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 10 / 10 ]
October 2006
$28
We were looking for Carlsbad KOA when we came across Carlsbad RV Park and we were so glad we did. The campground and bathrooms was very neat and clean. Everyone was so friendly when we arrived, making us feel like we were old friends, returning for a visit. We had a mashmallow roast around the campfire, compliments of the campground owners. They cooked us a delicious breakfast for only $3.00. We highly recommend Carlsbad RV Park and would return if we are ever in the Carlsbad, New Mexico area again. We are from Maine. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
October 2006
$20
Friendly personnel made our visit at this SW desert campground an extremely enjoyable experience. We travel full time and enjoy the casual atmosphere offered by smaller non- resort style parks. We would stay at this park again. Home cooking delights, close to shopping areas. Convenient to Carlsbad Caverns and several desert drives. Many restaurants. Truly a simple, good old time camping experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 5 / 10 ]
October 2006
$29
Campground is all gravel, few trees, not attractive, but clean and quiet. Staff very friendly and helpful. Facilities clean. Not much space between sites. Appeared to be a lot of seasonal users. Beware, this area can be very windy so protect your awning. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
September 2006
$22
This is a really nice park and the owners are working every day to improve it. They have a way to go yet. In the month we were there it rained for 4 days straight and the park was not flooded. There were some large pools but nothing you couldn't avoid. This is unlike traveling down the highway through Carlsbad, every intersection was flooded. The owners put on a breakfast every Saturday and some Sundays for $3 of less and had a campfire with marshmallows every Friday and Saturday night. The restrooms were cleaned every day. We would stay again. The owners really care if you have a good time. The pull-through we had was nice and wide. The sites are level and some have shade trees. Cable is extra. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
September 2006
$33
We were fortunate to be able to use this campground. We were very pleased with the facility as the management was most helpful and helped us with having an appropriate site for our travel trailer. I would recommend this park to anyone. It was very convenient for us to have access to Carlsbad Caverns and that national park's activities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
July 2006
$21
We were welcomed with smiles and coffee after a long drive, by the friendliest campground owners we have ever met along with their staff. The indoor heated pool was great with a sweat cabana, and the game room has something for all ages. The showers have a little rug in each room with curtains and the wash rooms are the cleanest. We enjoyed the Fri. & Sat.. evening campfire and learned a new way to roast marshmallows supplied by the owners. They even bake great desserts for the guests, which are left on the coffee table in the well stocked gift store. There is a fenced-in pet walk that offers treats for the four legged members of your family. The turtle zoo on the premises was fun, they even raise lizards in the TV room. Its all about atmosphere and this place has it under the New Mexico hot sun. We would most definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
June 2006
$19
This is a Passport America park, it is typical of many of the parks in the desert SW, all stone and no grass. Campground was clean and quiet and everything worked. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
June 2006
$23
This is a great park. The owners are very helpful and friendly. We always feel good, staff can make up for lots of other things. At this park, everything is good though. The sites and roads are all gravel and level and there are trees for some limited shade, which will improve as they grow. The wifi was free and worked well. Everything is clean and nice and there's a well stocked camp store. There are lots of activities and a very good game room and indoor pool. On the weekends they serve a hot, delicious, $3 breakfast. We had planned to go on to a KOA much further away from the caverns, but stopped here and are so glad we did. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
April 2006
$21
Great park, friendly hosts. Dog run had grass in it and a little mailbox with dog treats you could give your dog, kind of unique. WIFI worked great, very important to us. Would stay here again. Easy in and out. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 10 / 10 ]
April 2006
$23
This campground is a wonderful place to stay! We ended up staying at this park for two months and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The owners and all of the staff members were super friendly and very helpful. The sites were very nice and had lovely trees. We didn't expect much grass as the park is located in the desert. However, there are beautiful cacti, flowers and even a grape arbor. There are plenty of activities going on during the week including movies, breakfasts, campfire marshmallow roasts, a very nice gift store, an indoor swimming pool, a children's playground and much more! The owners kept the grounds and all of the facilities very clean. Many new improvements were added to the park during our stay. The park is very convenient to the City of Carlsbad and the area attractions. This park is very quiet and we would definitely stay there again! We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 7 / 10 ]
April 2006
$21
Very little grass, except along perimeter. Owners were very nice and obviously attentive to the needs of campers. Campground is about 20 miles from Carlsbad Caverns. We would stay there again. Sites are easy to navigate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 10 / 10 ]
November 2005
$24
We met friends for Thanksgiving in Carlsbad and planned many activities in the area. The kids and we had so much fun at the RV park, that aside from previously scheduled caving tours, we didn't leave all week! Manager couple provided marshmallows and campfires on Friday and Saturday nights, movies and popcorn on Sunday...$1 movie rentals, indoor and heated swimming pool, pool table, juke box, and table tennis. We constantly had a ping pong ball game going. My "tennis elbow" hurt for days! The laundry facilities and bathrooms/showers were always clean and available and the gift shop had a great selection. The kids had a blast with the marshmallow shooters, too. Carlsbad RV park is no longer just a place to stay while we go caving. It is now a "destination location" for our full timing family of four. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
June 2005
$20
This was a lovely campground. The sites are very close together. The campground was neat and well maintained. We camped here in a Truck Camper.

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[ 8 / 10 ]
April 2005
$21
This is very clean, welcoming campground. They have an indoor pool and a separate fenced in "play yard" for the dogs. There is a campfire on Friday & Saturday evenings. We camped here in a Motorhome.

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[ 9 / 10 ]
2004
$20
We stayed at this campground in Sept '04. The campsite is under new ownership and the owners are very friendly. They have done a lot to turn this place around. The swimming pool is very nice (indoor and heated) and our kids enjoyed it very much. There are a lot of playground activities that kids can play with. Our kids also enjoyed the turtles as well. We also liked the DVD rentals for $1 that they had. The RV park is on the south side of town making the journey to Carlsbad Caverns about 20-30 minutes. Gas stations, restaurants, and shopping are all within five minutes of the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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[ 10 / 10 ]
2004
$20
This is a great place to stay. We came just to see the Carlsbad Caverns and only planned to stay one night, but we stayed for two additional nights and would have stayed longer if we could have, as the park was a lot of fun for our family. We enjoyed the pool, playground, rec center and the nightly camp fire (the park supplied the marshmallows). The owners live on site and are very pleasant and helpful as is the staff. Carlsbad Caverns is a fantastic place to see. One of the true wonders of the world. We traveled over 750 feet below the surface (they have an elevator or you can hike down). You see such beautiful sites in this underground wonderland. We also visited the Pecos River which was a day in itself. We also went to an amusement park: our 9 year old son, the wife and I had a great time. My son especially enjoyed the go carts. This RV Park was taken over by the new owners about 1/2 year ago and they have done an awesome job of making this place a great place to visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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[ 7 / 10 ]
2003
$20
Stayed at this park for just two nights. Not a bad campground, but when it rains, you get some big puddles! It is all dirt with sparse trees. This was just a stayover so we could visit the caverns. Probably would not stay here again if I have another choice. Very nice and accommodating staff, though. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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[ 3 / 10 ]
2000
$18
Caters to permanents. dying trees, low 50 amp voltages at only 4 sites. We camped here in a camper.
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